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      Garry Tan @garrytan

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  • garrytan
      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Great founders are great magnets, constantly convincing customers to buy, investors to invest, press to cover, great employees to join.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    GoDaddy almost shuts off a whole domain used by millions arbitrarily: A glimpse of the Internet under SOPA http://t.co/IapAvdZQ

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  • garrytan
      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Mediocre VCs want to see traction. The top VCs want you to show them you can invent the future. —@suhail re @pmarca  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/18/tomorrows-advance-man?currentPage=all 

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    "Everybody wanna tell you how to do it, but they never did it." —Jay Z

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    We don’t really want things. We want the feelings we think those things will give us.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    "No, we don't use open source." — said no successful startup in the past 5 years.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Don't start with a vague capability. Start with a concrete problem for specific users with a clear path to getting off the ground.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Shake Shack started as a money losing burger kiosk to revive an NYC park. The best things start with love, not money.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Almost all bad product decisions start with people in a conference room saying "sure, that sounds good." Road to hell is paved with apathy.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Better to have shipped and failed than to have never shipped at all.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    The best pitch is made of a number of obvious and uncontroversial statements that add up to an ambitious achievable future.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    All founders want investors who can help, write real checks, make decisions quickly, and do no harm. We should have a Hippocratic oath.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Remember: It's not innovation until it gets built.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    1st time founders are always surprised by how much more work startups demand—10X the work/school projects that are the closest similar thing

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Do a few things really well. Apple spends $2B in R&D on a product line that could fit on top of one normal sized desk.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    A technical capability is not necessarily a useful product. A useful product is not necessarily a scalable business.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Often new markets are won before anyone knows there's a contest. Great founders secure the prize before others are even aware it exists.

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Pick hotels by wifi speed. Finally something that might put dollars into bandwidth at hotels worldwide!  http://www.hotelwifitest.com/ 

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      Garry Tan @garrytan

    Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. --Mahatma Gandhi

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